Formerly Thomas's Choral Society

 

Battersea Choral Society has become one of London’s most established choirs, over the past eighteen years.

Brought together by a love of singing, this friendly choir welcomes members who, in turn, approach rehearsals and concerts with
enthusiasm and commitment.

We rehearse every Tuesday evening in Battersea under the
expert direction of Sam Evans, and present three major concerts each year
in the beautiful setting of Holy Trinity Sloane Square. 

OUR NEXT CONCERT
Saturday 16 June 2018

Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine 

Massenet Méditation
(Natasha Hall - solo violin)

Brahms Schicksalslied

Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
(Jamie Campbell - solo violin)

Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region

Holy Trinity Sloane Square,
Sloane Street, London SW1X 9BZ

 

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On Saturday 25 March 2017, Battersea Choral Society performed Dvorak's stunning cantata Stabat Mater at Holy Trinity Sloane Square, accompanied by a full orchestra and outstanding international soloists. Here's a taster from a Tuesday night rehearsal. 

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Battersea Choral Society Presents 'Music for a Summer's Evening'

On Saturday 16 June, Battersea Choral Society would like to share its performance of glorious music for a summer's evening; whilst appreciating the compositions and texts from these great composers and poets.

Interspersed with splendid pieces for orchestra and solo violin, we shall look forward to welcoming you to a feast at this thrilling concert.

Orchestra: THE BATTERSEA ENSEMBLE
Conductor: SAM EVANS
Venue: Holy Trinity Sloane Square, Sloane Street, London SW1X 9BZ
Time: 7.30pm

Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine 
Massenet Méditation from Thaïs -
Natasha Hall, violin
Brahms Schicksalslied
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending -
Jamie Campbell, violin
Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region

The Cantique is a setting of words by the 17th century dramatist and poet Jean Racine. It was Faurés first significant award-winning composition, written in 1865 at the age of twenty, whilst he was in his final year at the École Niedermeyer. 

The Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) is an orchestrally accompanied choral setting of a poem written by Friedrich Hölderlin and is one of the shortest of Brahms's major choral works. It is considered to be one of Brahmss best, along with Ein deutsches Requiem. In October 1871 it premièred in Karlsruhe.

Ralph Vaughan Williams, one of the most influential figures in English music, used the words from American poet Walt Whitmans script, Toward the Unknown Region, to create a remarkable marriage of music and text. This inspiring piece premièred in Leeds in 1907.